Monday, May 30, 2011
Nuit, Egyptian Goddess of the Sky
Nuit, also spelled Nut, was an Egyptian Goddess of the sky and all heavenly bodies. She was depicted with her body stretched over the earth covered in a stars and sky motif. Her name literally translates to mean "sky". She is considered one of the oldest deities on the Egyptian pantheon. According to myth, it was said that during the day the sun and moon, would pass over the body of Nuit. Then, at dusk, they would be swallowed and went through her belly during the night, to be reborn again at dawn. You can see by this myth, that she could also be seen as a Mother Creation Goddess, because she gives birth to a new day, everyday.
Nuit was also known to be a Goddess of death and of passing over. Her image was sometimes painted on the inside lid of a sarcophagus to protect the deceased. Being the ancient Goddess that she is, she was known as "The Mistress of All" or "She who Bore the Gods". Mother to Osiris, Isis, Set and Nephthys, she was clearly seen as being the original Mother Goddess of Egypt.
Call on Nuit for renewal and rebirth in your own life. She helps us to create our desires and manifest them into reality. She is also a Goddess that symbolizes ferility, and be called upon for pregnancy and childbirth as well.
On your altar for Nuit, have herbs of olive, coconut, galbanum, sycamore; Crystals of Lapis Lazuli, Quartz Crystal, Blue Goldstone; Candle colors of blue or silver or white; A statue or representation of Nuit.
Enjoy connecting with this ancient Egyptian Goddess of the Sky!
Photo courtesy of FromCairo.com
Posted by Tara at 2:00 AM